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Re: 1st and 15th Alabama Cavalry

Thank you, Rick. It has been difficult to piece together family history. Lang Mills’ father and all of his brothers enlisted (primarily in Company A of the 24th Mississippi Infantry)

Mills, William (father) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
Mills, Henry G. (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
***Mills, Andrew J (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. E
Mills, John G. (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
***Mills, Joseph (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
***Mills, Thomas (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
Mills, Washington W. (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
Mills, Willis (brother) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
Mills, W. J. (cousin) - 24 MS INF. REG., CO. A
Mills, Lang - 15 AL CAV. REG.
***Mills, Christopher C “Kit” (brother) - 32 AL INF. REG., CO. K

I’m assuming Lang and Kit were the youngest, which is why they joined different regiments.

***These four brothers never returned from the War. I found in the last year or two where Andrew was buried at Rock Island, Illinois, but I have no idea where the other three are buried or how or where they died.

Two questions:
(1) Do you know where I might look to find something more substantial about the deaths of the four brothers who died during the war?
(2) My knowledge of the Civil War is very limited, but weren’t “partisan rangers” the worst group one would want to be associated with (I’m limited on my vocabulary and exactly how to describe them)? In the back of my mind, I think of men who tracked down deserters, slaves, and were rouge criminals. I think the name “jayhawk” was used to describe them. Am I mistaken my ideas about them?

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